Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about about passing his driving test, the Air Raid Precautions not taking anyone under 25, and a comment on the situation in Finland.




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Two page handwritten letter


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59, Bathurst Mews,
Lancaster Gate,
London, W. 2.,
6th February, 1940.

My darling Dad,

Thanks very much for your letters and all your news. The new Radio set looks a jolly good one. I am sorry to hear you had a touch of malaria. I hope you are perfectly allright [sic] now.

Your quantity this year is very good indeed. I hope the firm have done well the past year. I subsequently discovered that Group I in a driving test signifies the types of vehicles one may drive, and has no connection at all with the standard of driving. A.R.P. work is out of the question. They won’t accept anyone under 25. I am thinking of doing it unpaid, but that means incidental expenses which I shall have to pay. As it is we are spending quite enough.

I am sorry to hear about Mrs Apcaso’s heart. Anyway I hope you have some good sport in the tennis.

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Ian, who is on a few days leave, phoned yesterday. I had a quick drink with him. We are going to go out a bit in the next few days.

Peter rang yesterday. We had a game of squash. He is amazing. We have played three times now & the scores have been, 5-5, 4-4, [deleted] 5 [/deleted] 4-4. We then had tea at the flat. After tea Peter and I went to a flick. “The Rains Came”. It is an excellent film.

I am glad to hear you have been offered the post of a lodge officer. It is something to keep you occupied. I am glad to hear Marjorie June & the tiny ones are allright [sic]. Give them our love.

The Finns are putting up a Grand fight. I hope they are helped considerably & tan the Russians well. The same goes for Hitler & Co.

No more to-day. God bless & keep you for us.

With lots of love & kisses. [symbol]

From your loving son


P.S. We shall have to drop the love & kisses or at least the kisses as we are getting big boys [underlined] now! [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/495.

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